Bayern Munich 1 - 0 Stuttgart

Match info: Bundesliga at Allianz Arena

Date: 10/05/2014 KO: 14:30 Ref: Bastian Dankert Att: 71,000

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  • Last Updated: May 9 2014, 9:10 BST

While Bayern Munich know that they will take possession of the Bundesliga trophy following their final game of the season against Stuttgart on Saturday, visiting coach Huub Stevens is still unsure as to whether he will be in charge of the club next season.

Bayern Munich: Bundesliga champions
Bayern Munich: Bundesliga champions

Stevens took over from Thomas Schneider two months ago on a contract until the end of the season.

His job was to save the club from relegation, which he managed with a game to spare last weekend, and now he will wait until the end of Saturday's clash before revealing whether he will be staying or not.

"I haven't decided yet," Stevens said at a press conference. "I will make my mind up after the game.

"This has been the most difficult challenge of my career and if I do stay, then I would not like to experience a season like this ever again.

"It was far too stressful."

The decision may not ultimately be his to make, however. Behind the scenes, Stuttgart are reported to be considering alternatives with club president Bernd Wahler announcing that "the outcome of talks is completely open on both sides".

"We are giving thought to alternatives in the meantime," Wahler added. "It's all about forming the future in the best possible way."

Bayern's future appears to be in safe hands with Pep Guardiola, in spite of continued criticism following his side's elimination from the Champions League in the semi-finals.

"Whenever we won, everybody celebrated him and we were all praised together," said goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to Sport1.

"It would be too easy to say that the coach made a mistake. I think we as players have to ask ourselves what went wrong and not find excuses elsewhere."

Guardiola's biggest challenge this Saturday will be escaping the traditional shower of Bavarian wheat beer at the final whistle, before the celebrations commence inside the Allianz Arena and move to the city hall via a parade in the evening.

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